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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions we are asked most often from victims and witnesses.



The entrances to the United States District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania are guarded for your safety and protection. Cameras, recording equipment, weapons, pepper spray and sharp objects, and anything that can be construed as a weapon are prohibited. Please leave any of these types of items at home or in your vehicle.


You must wear appropriate business attire for court. Shorts, tank tops, flip flops, tee shirts, etc. are examples of what not to wear. The Court asks that the rules of etiquette be followed in the courtroom.


Convention Center Garage
Penn Avenue & 10th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
412 325-6144

Grant Street Transportation Center
(Greyhound Bus Station)
11th and Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA
412 288-5569

Smithfield/Liberty Garage
Situated between Smithfield & Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA
412 391-1952

BNY Mellon Center Garage
500 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA
412 234-2741

Mellon Square Parking Garage
Sixth & Smithfield
Pittsburgh, PA
412 560-7217

Manor Complex Garage
564 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
412 255-6101


No. All federal courthouses located in the Western District of Pennsylvania’s jurisdiction are smoke-free facilities.


You should report to the address listed on the subpoena:

Joseph F. Weis, Jr.
U.S. Courthouse
700 Grant Street, Suite 4000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Yes, but there are restrictions. All items must pass security clearance.